UMMC, BCBS announce contract agreement

UMMC, BCBS announce contract agreement

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi Medical Center have reached an agreement, and all UMMC facilities are fully participating in network providers.

The parties thanked Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney for his leadership in encouraging the parties to enter mediation.

Both Blue Cross and UMMC look forward to achieving their respective goals and serving Mississippians' healthcare needs.

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There will be no further comment from either party.

About Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is working to transform the delivery of healthcare and health for Mississippians through partnerships with providers, employers, members and communities across the state. The company has earned a position as Mississippi's health and wellness leader by encouraging wellness through personal engagement and access to quality healthcare. To learn more, visit their website.

About the University of Mississippi Medical Center

A campus of the University of Mississippi, UMMC is the state's only academic medical center. Located in Jackson, it encompasses seven health science schools, including medicine, nursing, health related professions, dentistry, pharmacy, graduate studies and population health. The Medical Center's health care enterprise includes the state's only Level 1 trauma center and its only children's hospital. UMMC's education, research and health care missions share the objectives of improving the health of the state's population and eliminating health disparities. For more information, visit their website.

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